When Boeing released its viral video of the Vietnam Airlines Dreamliner performing stunning inflight maneuvers over Washington State on Thursday, the plane, which is powered by a pair of GEnx jet engines, was actually already parked on the tarmac in Le Bourget, the home of the biennial Paris Air Show. Photographer Adam Senatori got to take a good look at it over the weekend.
GIF credit: Boeing
The GEnx is up to 15 percent more efficient than comparable GE engines. It also generates fewer carbon dioxide emissions.
In 2011, a GEnx-powered Dreamliner flew halfway around the world on a tank of gas.
The GEnx jet engine is so powerful that five of them together can produce the same thrust at sea level as one Space Shuttle rocket engine.
GE makes two versions of the engine: the GEnx-1B for the Dreamliner and the GEnx-2B for Boeing’s 747-8 aircraft.
A view inside the engine.
Dreamliner image credits: Adam Senatori/GE Reports